Italy White

Adalia 2018 Soave Singan

Like all wines from the Soave DOC, this 2018 Adalia Singan is primarily made from the the Garganega grape, with the addition of other varietals, including the native Trebbiano di Soave. The vines are trellised in the pergola trentina fashion, allowing a canopy of leaves to soak up the maximum amount of sunlight while the fruit hangs shaded below. Vineyards are located 250 meters above sea level to calcareous soils. Fruit is picked by hand at the end of September before being destemmed and gently pressed. Fermented naturally, including a short time on the skins. Aged in stainless steel before bottling. The nose shows breezy aromas of grass, sea salt, apple, almond and apricot skins. On the palate, there are halved and grilled lemons, salt, orchard fruit, and a touch of tender brioche. David Hatzopoulos

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  • 8 in stock
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  • 43 in stock
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  • white sparkling
  • 12 in stock
  • no discount
  • $23.99

  • white
  • 8 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic

Colombaia di Santa Chiara 2019 Vernaccia di San Gimignano Selva Bianca

Vernaccia di San Gimignano is not a very aromatic grape, but the Selva Bianca has very appealing notes of lime and chalk, and fresh green herbs like tarragon – a nice combo of delicate fruit and savory aromas. These follow on the palate with quite intense savory salinity; the wine is very clean and bright and fresh. If anything it was better – more complex, for one thing - on subsequent days, and it went beautifully with a range of vegetable-based dishes, including an attempt at Gigino Trattoria’s unique and delcious “Padrino” – spaghetti with beets, capers, and colatura. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 4 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 20 in stock
  • $31.99

Fongoli 2019 Umbria Bianco Biancofongoli

The clear bottle reveals the wine's color - a roasted yellow, like over steeped chamomile tea. From the glass, the wine smells like a mix of green and black teas with sliced pear and chopped raw almonds. Served at a picnic with salami, mortadella, cheeses and cut vegetables, the wine's flavors of crushed quince and apple, with hints of sherry and green herbs, hit the mark. Easy drinking but still really interesting. Delicious, most importantly. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 36 in stock
  • $18.99

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  • 3 in stock
  • $79.99

Giol 2018 Prosecco Sur Lie (organic, no so2)

Another rare wine in the world of Prosecco – a true natural wine, certified organic, made without sulphur, refermented in bottle and aged on the lees. What you get is Prosecco with real character and rich flavor. It’s aromatically bright with lemon notes, and in the mouth is bone dry with refreshing green apple, savory and stony, and great with food with its charming very slightly bitter and fresh finish. A wine that way out-performs at the price. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling
  • 8 in stock
  • no discount
  • $15.99

  • Organic
  • No Sulfur
  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $499.99

  • white
  • 1 in stock
  • $79.99

  • No Sulfur

Gregoletto 2017 Colli Trevignani Verdiso

Verdiso grows alongside Glera, the primary grape used to make Prosecco, and it’s usually blended with Glera to give some extra zip to Prosecco; it turns out that on its own it can be a delight. To start, Gregoletto’s indigenous-yeast fermented Verdiso has been picked fully ripe, but it’s only 11.5° alcohol, and it has much more complexity and presence than you might expect from a light wine. Aromatically it gives lots of fruit – green apple, and (even though my acquaintance with them is slight) gooseberries came to mind – in any event there’s plenty of crisp fruit, with chalky and appealing leafy notes. It’s steely and very high-toned, and surprisingly persistent, with pear and honey on the lingering finish. We drank more of the bottle than usual (with a green pea and mushroom risotto), but there was enough left to taste again, and 3 days later the wine was bright and vivid, and perhaps even more complex. Wine geeks will find this very satisfying (esp. at $15.99!), but it’s a potential hit with anyone even slightly adventurous  in your pod who would otherwise ask for a more standardized, Pinot Grigio kind of wine.

This was in December, and I thought I should wait for warmer weather. Spring is coming soon, and in the meantime the importer has reduced the price to an irresistible level. As always, we offer a 10% discount for a 12-bottle case of mixed wines, and, today only, 15% off a 12-bottle case of Gregoletto. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 17 in stock
  • $15.99

  • Organic

I Custodi 2017 Etna Bianco Ante

From a single vineyard  at 900 meters up the eastern slope of Mount Etna, this white consists of mostly of the region's indigenous Carricante (90%), while the rest is split between grapes like Grecanico and Minella. The 1.6 hectares of vines (the oldest being 40 years of age) are farmed organically and planted/trained in the ancient Alberello Egeo system. The grapes are hand harvested in late September. The wine is fermented with native yeasts, and spends a year and a half in stainless. The nose displays the volcanic character of the wine, with hints of savory smoke balanced by clean orchard fruit and salinity. The palate has a bit of texture, with flavors of pear, lemon, salt and green herbs. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 13 in stock
  • $42.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

I Fabbri 2019 VDT Bianco Casole

Trebbiano and Malvasia, made in concrete with 12 hours of skin contact, which seems perfect for inflecting the wine’s structure without losing freshness – and it’s 11° alcohol! Over the last month we’ve opened 3 bottles at home to have with a variety of food, and we (that is, myself and my wife, who – as is so often the case with wine nerd partners – has a great palate that’s free of wine nerd preconceptions) like the wine more and more. It’s brisk and crisp, showing green apple and herbs, but fairly rich and textured. Last night it was stellar with pasta with roasted fennel and cauliflower and pecorino. A very nice, very good wine. 110 points. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

  • Biodynamic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 3 in stock
  • $58.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
  • white
  • 9 in stock
  • $27.99

Lombardo, Giordano 2019 Gavi di Gavi Vigna San Martino

The Lombardo Gavi is a staple at Chambers. The 2019 has bright fruit of apricot and lemon, zesty minerality, and a medium mouthfeel. Even though there is a bit of weight on the palate, the wine also shows a touch of effervescence. A great bottle for anyone looking for a wine with ripe yellow fruits and a dynamic texture. David Hatzopoulos

  • white
  • 45 in stock
  • $17.99

Mongioia 2018 Moscato d'Asti "Belb"

In the Moscato d’Asti zone, farming is driven by volume over quality – almost all the wine made there is from industrial agriculture and industrial winemaking, which is why Moscato is usually cheap wine in every regard. The fruit for Belb comes from edenic hillside vineyards where chemicals have never been used. The winemaking matches the farming. The result is one in a million (think Moscato from Bera, the best possible alternate to Belb) – a focused wine, fresh and clean, with deep layers showing classic Moscato attributes like apricot and pear, delicate floral hints and nutty flavors. Belb is relatively low in residual sugar so it tastes fruity rather than cloying. We sell a lot of Belb to people looking for Barefoot or one of the other brands; despite the relatively high price they come back for more, converted. Jamie Wolff

  • white sparkling off-dry
  • 6 in stock
  • $16.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur
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  • 11 in stock
  • $37.99

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  • 6 in stock
  • $74.99

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  • 13 in stock
  • $11.99

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  • 16 in stock
  • $69.99

Pianogrillo 2019 Terre Siciliane Grecanico

I loved this wine when I first tasted it, and I liked it even more as we followed it at dinner over several days. It remained fresh and crisp, and – in true Sicilian style – it proved to be very versatile at table, matching beautifully with black bean soup, spaghetti with tomato sauce, and grilled salmon with salsa verde. It turns out that Grecanico Dorato (the grape used here) is closely related to Garganega (the grape used in Soave), but this news surprised me because the wine is so much more exciting than 99.9% of Soave. At 12.5° alcohol, it is light and crystalline, with aromatics that made me think of exotic, gewurz-type fruit – lychee, pineapple, warm spices, all with an intense chalky / mineral foundation and racy, lemony acidity. From 30+ year-old vines, fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. Quite a remarkable and complex wine that far out-performs its price. Jamie Wolff

  • white
  • 5 in stock
  • $21.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Picariello 2019 Fiano d'Irpinia

The 2019 Fiano Irpinia is declassified Fiano Avellino, from the estate's organically farmed younger vines. The soil composed of volcanic clay, loam, and silt. Fruit is picked by hand in late October. Low temperature natural fermentation is done in stainless, and aging for 6 months follows, also in stainless steel. No fining, no filtering, and aged in bottle 3 more months before release. The wine is a hearty yellow, with tints of green. On the nose, beautiful aromas of citrus and quince, with chopped herbs and salt. The palate has a touch of orange zest, with pear and firm, unripe stone fruit. Great acidity, with lapping texture. David Hatzopoulos

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  • 25 in stock
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  • 12 in stock
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  • white fortified sweet
  • 1 in stock
  • no discount
  • $89.99

  • white sparkling
  • 63 in stock
  • no discount
  • $11.99

Terraquilia 2018 Bianco dell'Emilia Col Fondo Terrebianche

A blend of Pignoletto, also known as Grechetto Gentile, and Trebbiano, from organically farmed grapes. Bottled after halting fermentation, allowing carbonation to develop within the bottle. It is not disgorged, and is cellar aged for 15 months before release. In the glass, the color is a silvery lemon. On the nose, there are rich floral aromas, ripe lemon fruit, and sliced apricots. Like the TerraQuilia reds, this sparkling white is a touch herbaceous, balancing a faint bitterness on the edge of zingy lemon fruit and dried stone fruit. The palate has a bright core, but a softness in surrounding texture, creating a very compelling mouthfeel. Highly drinkable, but full of character. David Hatzopoulos

  • white sparkling
  • 6 in stock
  • no discount
  • $17.99

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  • 20 in stock
  • $16.99

Vino di Anna 2019 Vino da Tavola Bianco Palmento (Etna)

A field blend of hand harvested grapes, grown organically on the north side of Mount Etna. A portion of the grapes were macerated on the skins, while the rest were pressed and put into stainless steel tanks. Anna Martens and Eric Narioo began making wine together more than a decade ago, and now own vines that range between 60 and 100 years of age. Always full of character.

  • white
  • 21 in stock
  • $26.99